my first attempt at a fall / winter garden. advice?
I recently have some more time on my hands and would like to work in a fall / winter garden. I have read all Elliot Colemen's books on the year round gardening, but I can't find much advice specific to the south. Most of those books seem to be geared towards places where snow is common. Anyway. I have a space approximately 20 ft by 5 ft that I am actively preparing for fall right now. A 10 ft by 5 ft section will have a cold frame (actually a low tunnel) put over it when the time is appropriate. Essencially, I will have 2 blocks of space. One that can be covered for the winter, and one that will not.
In planning, I am trying to figure out:
1. what to plant
2. what is a reasonable amount to plant of each (family of 2 adults, 2 kids)
3. which plants to put in which block. Some things like the peas, I have no expectation of overwintering. Somethings I know could be overwintered with or without cover, but I not sure which is which in my climate.
I am in Athens. Any advice from those of you in the Athens / Atlanta area?
After perusing my most recent seed catalog, here are some things I am thinking of planting.
beets, red ace
beets, early wonder
kale, red russian
radish, crunchy royale
swiss chard, bright lights
peas, super sugar snap